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Adrian Ballinger on Everest

Will Everest from Tibet Open in Spring? An Outfitter Makes the Case for the North Side

On January 8, China lifted its COVID restrictions, suggesting...
Selfie with sherpas behind her and clouds covering the valley in background.

Grace Tseng: ‘I will Climb Kangchenjunga Again’

Recent investigations cast doubts on Grace Tseng's ascent of...
climber on the rocky summit of Manaslu

Alex Txikon: ‘Manaslu Was More Dangerous Than I Expected’

On Saturday morning, we sent Alex Txikon some questions...
Alex close shot, with nose protector and a sleeping pad in the backpack.

Alex Txikon and Sherpa Team Summit Winter Manaslu

Alex Txikon, Tenjen Sherpa, Pasang Nurbu Sherpa, Mingtemba Sherpa,...
Trekkers walking on moraine terrain towards Nuptse and Everest

Nepal’s New Tourism Plan Targets Richer Visitors

Despite increased criticism about crowding and garbage on the...
climbers playing in a tent decorated with Christmas parafernalia.

Winter Himalayan Update: From Classic Base Camps to Village Outskirts

Himalayan winter teams chose dramatically different holiday strategies: While...

A Final Blow to Grace Tseng’s Kangchenjunga Claim: The 8000ers.com Report

"The summit was not reached," concludes a thorough report...
Tseng with o2 mask, Kangchenjunga's summit area in background.

Another Controversy for Grace Tseng: Kangchenjunga

The second half of 2022 has not been good...
The unclimbed southwest face of Fang, whose vertical wall rises 4,9 km high towards the sky.

The Annapurna Massif: More Than Annapurna I

On June 3, 1950, French mountaineers Maurice Herzog and...
yellow tents in a hollow on Cho Oyu

A Brief History of Climbing on Cho Oyu

At 8,188m, Cho Oyu is the sixth-highest mountain in...
Ali Sakhi and another climber on their first rotation to Camp 2.

What Really Happened to Ali Akbar Sakhi on K2

This past summer, Afghan climber Ali Akbar Sakhi died...
A climber on a snow slope, surrounded by brown and white peaks

Canadians Bag New Route on Rolwaling’s Khang Karpo

Maarten van Haeren and Ethan Berman wanted something special...
Everest Base Camp from the air

Will Everest Base Camp Move Next Spring?

Four months before the Everest season, authorities are trying...
Shishapangma

Shishapangma: A Climbers’ Guide

Most climbers currently focused on the 14x8,000'ers are waiting...
Sherpas seen from behind, heading on fresh snow towards far away slopes under a bluebird sky.

The Open Secret is Out: Harila, Gelje, Brownlee Head to Winter Cho Oyu

After weeks of rumors, indirect posts, off-the-record conversations, and...
kristin harila

Kristin Harila Named European Adventurer of the Year

Norway's Kristin Harila barely missed her chance to set...
Csaba Varga takes a selfie with Sherpas behind him on Cho Oyu.

Cho Oyu From Nepal: Why It’s So Hard

Nepali expedition companies are determined to open a commercial...
Eakin on a sunny, snowy landscape, with two ice-axes on the ground in front of him.

Family to Retrieve Matthew Eakin’s Body From Winter K2

So far, one group has requested a permit from...
A climber helps other while progressing in deep snow on Dhaulagiri, with afternoon light.

VIDEO: Documenting Dhaulagiri’s Disastrous 2021 Fall Season

The autumn of 2021 was an unforgettable season on...
Denis Urubko smiles with a massive mountain face (Broad Pekak?) behind.

Denis Urubko in Pakistan to Climb Rakhiot Peak

Denis Urubko and Pipi Cardell are in Pakistan to...
Kilian shoots a selfie, a steep grey rock slope under his feet and a landscape of mountains and lakes in background.

Kilian Jornet on FKTs vs Records in the Mountains

The celebrated trail runner, skimo racer, and speed climber...
Kristin Harila.

No Chinese Permit for Kristin Harila

In the end, Kristin Harila of Norway did not...
grey snowy Manaslu

Fall 2022 Himalayan Wrap-Up

This has been a strange climbing season in Nepal....
Yamada with sunglasses and red and back helmet speaks tot he camera, endless peaks in background.

An Attempted FKT on Ama Dablam: 5 Hours, 42 Minutes

On October 22, Toshiyuki Yamada almost bagged the Fastest...

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